Commissioning for Innovation means focusing on the real assets of community in order to shape innovative and appropriate solutions to meet real community needs. It means moving away from passive, service-based, solutions.
Commissioning for Innovation gives us an opportunity to rethink the delivery of all local services and to find ways of doing things that really works with the grain of local communities to meet locally defined needs.
The six key elements of this approach are:
This framework helps us to see that, if our primary responsibility is to help people have good lives, then we need to learn how to establish the conditions for success. We need then to understand how to adapt our society to ensure that we genuinely support success.
It is important to see that this a whole-system model; a change in one part of the model will require changes at other points. In particular it is important to note that:
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